Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Driscoll's New Book

Last night I read Mark Driscoll's new book On Church Leadership. He will be writing several books in this series, designed to be read in about an hour. The book was pretty good. He outlined some basic biblical principles about elders, deacons, and church members. He also briefly stated his complementarian view of gender roles (a bit more progressive than I had been led to believe).


David H. Willis said...

I like Driscoll but I'm not down with his version of "complementarianism." It's better than most big name pastor dudes, but I just don't buy that 1 Timothy 2:11-15 is only excluding women from eldership. (However it is a view that is pretty common in our branch of the RM). His is a view orginates more with Craig Blomberg than the apostle Paul and I can't accept it!

Adam Gonnerman said...

Could you recommend some books on complementarianism?

David H. Willis said...

My favorite is Women in the Church: An Analysis and Application of 1 Timothy 2:9-15 by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Thomas R. Schreiner

Jack Cottrell has written 3 good ones: Feminism & the Bible (out of print I think), Gender Roles & the Bibe, and Headship, Submission & the Bible (his latest.)

I'd also recommend you check out CBMW.org

Adam Gonnerman said...

The first book you mentioned looks really good. I've added it to my Amazon.com shopping cart, and will try to get it sooner or later. Thanks.